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»AGE FOUft ; A Weekly Newspaper Fonnded In BNTERBD AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 81, 1908. at the Postoffice at Al- «ona. Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. EDITOR CURTIS VIEWS DEPRESSION AS "RETURN TO SANITY" ERA [Knoxvlllo Journal.] Knowing' ivhnt usually happens to prophets, the Journal predicts thnt future historians will cnll 1980 and 19«1 the "Return to Sanity" era. A readjustment such as we are now experiencing 1 has been Inevitable since the war. The first'flurry In 1921 and 1922, •when enormous war orders stopped and the first depreciation of farm land occurred, should have taught the nation a lesson. But K took the banker a little longer to catch up •with the manufacturer than with the farmer. The prices of farm commodities have always been the basis of American business. Mad manufacturers been able to readjust their price structure gradually and relieve the unbalanced condition, they could have avoided landing at the bottom with a dull thud. The buying power of the consumer has been curtailed by the crash, resulting In another drop In farm produce prices. Yet as the surplus Is being used up, the price of farm products will gradually rise on a steadier market. The stern truth and the underlying cause of the whole situation Is that most everyone has exhausted his available credit and must retrench. The house, we built was supported by many toothpicks Instead of concrete pll Urs. Thus Inactivity Is rife as we arc tear Ing out toothpicks and pouring concrete. When that foundation Is finished— the recog nltlon of all the people that they cannot live beyond their Income, but must follow the precepts of hard work and thrift—then we will again climb the ladder to normal prosperity. And that Is true not only of individuals, knt of farm, Industry, and government alike. oea. And then when the booma burst the same eople turn about face and gloomily predict that he depression* will never end. The optimists of 929, for example, are the pessimists of today. The Advance cannot undertake to say when his depression \vlll end, but that H will ultimately come to a close and be succeeded by anther boom period and In due time by another rash we are as certain as that the sun will rise omorrow. It Is the way of men, and no scheme o change it will ever be worth a tinker's dam. J>0 VOTERS FAVOR RETIRING THE ABLEST CHAMPION OF TAX REFORMJ In a recent editorial the Advance commente< =«n the fact that Editor A. Lu Anderson, of th TUngsted Dispatch, "who ordinarily expresse ^tolerant and sensible views but sometimes let *is prejudices fly away, with his better judg tment," had assailed Senator Patterson as a sal ary-grabber who should be retired to privat 41fe. The Whittemore Champion and Emmets "*urg Reporter were quoted as maintaining tha ttie Senator could not be defeated, and the Ad vance argued that it would be a mistake to re -tire him before his work is completed. By way of reply Mr. Anderson explains tha lie has never voiced opposition to Senator Pat terson "except in regard to the 'salary grab.' W i-ecognize his ability and his usefulness in th legislature, but we simply cannot agree on th •salary grab,' and he will find thousands of vo •ers of our opinion if lie has opposition." It may be true that a good many voters i the district would agree with Mr. Anderson tha -the 'salary grab' law was not only unwise bu -unconstitutional, but that is not saying that they would decline to support Senator Patterson on that account. It may even be doubted that .many voters in the Dispatch's own territory •would vote against the 'Senator. The "useful- Topics of the Times Probably Iowa's most urgent need at this ime is cheap money in abundance for the re- ,ewal of farm mortgages. The dockets in every istrict court clerk's office this winter will carry oreclosure actions testifying to this need. With money In the financial centers going begging at he lowest rates In history, why Is there no de- nand for loans secured. by the most productive and best improved real estate In the world? Secretary of the Navy Adams announces that he United States navy \Vill be built up to equally with that of any other nation. Well, maybe hat is the thing to do, considering all the circumstances; but sometime the world Is going to llscover that the business of devoting vast productive energy to the non-productive uses 'of war is one way to upset economic equilibrium and bring on disaster. The sales tax idea for Iowa originated at Davenport among ' dreamers who • proposed thus to •also all taxes.- ; N6w the propaganda. comes from Dubuque, but with the difference that practical men who seek defeat of the income tax are proposing it in a form really seductive. The underlying idea remains, however: to continue exempting the able and burdening the. less able, without putting the leasable wise to the game. The rules of business' tend always to grow stricter, and the pace has been rapid since this The Rear Seat ft •'•'• ByJ.W.C • W*' At the Call Theatre A Review ol the Recent Talkies by T. H. C THE COYLUM speaks so often of John W. Carey's Rear Seat column Iri the Sioux\Clty Journal that many readers will doubtless be Interested to see .this sample, taken from yesterday's Journal. The reproduction Is as faithful as can be made .with the facilities of the Advance Shop. Where the owl In i the head appears, the Rear Seat head shows ft car from the rear with two occupants, presumably the actual driver and the Rear Seat driver. —ALIEN. W I HY DO SOME fellows get all the breaks, Jawn, -while you and I have to earn our bread by the sweat of our brows? Take Llndy. An unknown and almost penniless aviator, he undertakes to fly from New York to Paris, escapes going down to a watery grave as others had gone down before him, manages to reach his goal In good order, pins popular acclaim and permanent position on front page, marries millions, can afford a nurse to take care of the baby so there need be no night floorwalklng for daddy, gets a chance to travel anywhere at any time and see the world, Is given entree Into best society and most exclusive circles and has his name written in history'Indelibly for all time—all because a little engine did not peter out or an , oil pipe line break or gasoline give out as happened to so many, others who, tried the same stunt and won only a reputation for foolishness instead of lasting fame. At that, here's wishing him long life and more breaks—and the same for his flying partner for life. The Observer. T HE T?EXT FOR. our weekly des- sel-tation, dearly beloved, Is trailers, those teasing, coaxing, luring advertisements that are supposed to make iip your mind to go to coming productions at the Call and other theatres. It seems to us that the general trend and tone of these blatant "teasers" is way below par. The exaggerated claims made, the "True Confession" style of expression used, and the various problems of life purported to be solved, all combine to-make the trailer a form of misguided advertising. Truth In Advertising has long been a slogan with Intelligent advertisers the world, over. The claims made by trailers are so positive and so Impossible to carry out that they border on the ridiculous. "The world's greatest actress In the most stupendous production ever conceived In the mind of man" Is the Introduction commonly used MIDWAY AT FAffi WILL BE 'GREAT WHITE WAY' One ot the big attractions at the county fair wllk be the Wolf shows on Midway. This organization makes lise of the latest riding devices and the fair management was glad to book It. In addition to the riding devices . there will be clean _ ma Farmer's Hotel,, shows, depression began. greatly tightened. Credit In all lines has been The 'ideal towards which business aims Is quick turnover. This is justified by economic law. The faster the turnover the more business and the- less burden on the Intrumen- talities of credit, including gold. Has it occurred to you that this depression has been marked by no great strikes? Back in Cleveland's day the case was otherwise. Imagine what might be going on now but for Hoover's insistence on maintenance of wages. It may well be that the presidential policy is preventing nationwide' strikes, which '.in .these, uncertain times might result in some attempt at near-so- vletism in this country; :>, • o o o It. May Have Been They, Too, "Who Wrote for some second-rater like White. "Secrets women tell "What For!" on Bottom of Card, "Buck goon." J. W. C.: I can partially satisfy the curiosity of C. D. ,E. as to "what became of George Jeffers." Mr. Jeffers practiced law In Bonesteel, S. D., for several years after the opening of Gregory to settlement and later moved to Rapid City, I believe.. During and Immediately after the land rush there was a coterie of young lawyers in Bonesteel and the practical jokes they played upon each other and older members of the legal fraternity were "classics. On one occasion Mr. Jeffers, having been called out of town, left a placard upon his office door announcing the probable time of his return. Upon his return he was amazed to note that his placard had been ^replaced ,by pne reading,. .''Who Alice each other In their, boudoirs" has the element of the true-story, naughty, .confession brand of advertising which ought,to. be.'a reflection .. on any Intelligent patron's conscience. "Most marvelous, greatest, best"— all the superlatives in the dictionary are employed to raise even the commonest productions to the level of a George Arllss show. Something ought to be done about this, situation. The effectiveness of all trailers Is Impaired through the enthusiasm of the advance agents who bark their wares at the unsuspecting customers. Occasionally we see a sane, intelligent trailer, but the big majority are simply an insult to common sense and decency. If we are going to raise the talkies to a dignified art, let's begin at the be ginning and do' a clean, first-class Job. Opinions of the Editors ness" of the Senator in the legislature which the Dispatch admits is so outstanding that a majority of voters not only at Ringsted but throughout the district would probably stick to the Senator regardless of the 'salary grab' bugaboo. Senator Patterson's work is not finished, and there was never more need of his labors and in- .Huence than there will be in the next General tax and in the We Are All Suffering' Together. Bi-itt News-Tribune—When such good newspapers as the Algona Advance, Northwood Anchor, and Eagle Grove Eagle are reduced to eight pages, and when newspapers consolidate at Osage, New Hampton, Hampton, Jefferson, Sibley and many other towns, it is an indication that the depression reaches farther than the farm. Too many of us think of depression striking only the farmer, but that is a narrow view. Look about you and see if there is any business or profession that shows any signs of prosperity. One Way to Cut the Taxes. Bloomfield Democrat—Let's fire an army of public employes, take a vacation from public ilding and improvement, and give the landowners a real break in the way of reduced taxation. Assembly. Opponents of the income <rther reforms in the late session won Senate by the narrowest of margins, and it is .plain that they now see their finish in 1933 un- .less the income tax can be sidetracked with aome new scheme. And the scheme has been found. It is the sales -tar! In the next session sales taxes will be proposed as sure as fate, and they will be ably sup- Torted. The admitted object will be to substitute sales taxes for the income tax, and it will take the ablest of maneuvering to defeat the proposal. Like the proposal to offset property taxes against the income tax, the sales tax lends .Itself easily to popular misinterpretation. It looks like fair taxation, though in fact unfair, tout the difficulty is to make people untrained in economics understand that it is a scheme to tax the less able in favor of the able. The tax reform battle in the next General Assembly will center around sales taxation, and •the reform element in Iowa will have its hands -*ill to meet the strategy which will be opposed •to the income tax. The wealthy interests of the •tate will be represented by able men who will exert every ounce of their strength to defeat the income tax with ; the. sales tax. This being true! would it not be the height of tolly for the voters of the 47th district, a large majority of whom stand for real tax reform, to retire one of .the ablest champions of revision •because of a mistake on an incidental matter? •The Advance is convinced that not even Editor -Anderson himself would favor such action, once -3ie understood what It means to the tax reform movement in this state. THIS DEPRESSION WILL END, JUST AS ITS PREDECESSORS DID The Storm Lake Register quotes Tom Long, "Of the Manson Journal, as follows: "A short time ago we heard a farmer remark that he had never known when conditions were mo hard for the farmer as the present. When we lieard that remark we felt like making a few .(remarks ourselves, but we realized that would 'be talking to a person who had such a view of life and conditions that it would be a •waste of words to tell him of some of the times we had ourselves experienced. "In 1897, we saw corn sold on the streets o: ~llanson for 10 cents a bushel. Butter and eggs •were so low that people quit milking cows, and •the eggs were hardly worth gathering. •"Yes, we have seen other hard times, times :that pinched the very souls of men, yet during »U those periods of depression, we never heard ms much complaint as we hear today. "One trouble with the people of the presen' generation is they do not know what has gon< •on before, and another trouble is, they wan' 'things too easy. "We are not making light of present condi :tions, but we do say that people are not meeting present conditions with the courage and deter minatlon with which the older generation me .•their troubles." As anyone whose memory goes back to 189 rjcnows, Mr. Long is quite right. Corn not only •old down to lOc, but as low as 8c. It was s .cheap that it was used for fuel. Other prices o -iarm products were as low accordingly. Tha depression began in 1893, and it did not begin t 'loosen up till after McKlnley's election .thre •years later. Even then recovery was slow, an *t was not till after the turn of the century tha -prices began a gradual rise. Within the memory of men now living ther ifhave been no fewer than four major depression 1873, 1893, 1920, and the present depression. I Hbetween there have been minor depressions, sue! oas the bankers' panic of 1907. And these de :4pressions were preceded by many others, run •ning back to about the time the United States *ecame a nation. Alternate periods of prosper dty and depression have occurred ever since th •-Industrial revolution of the 18th century In Eng .'land, and they will continue as long: as th fresent organization. of society lasts. People ignorant of economic history are pron <» assume that whatever condition of business *xlsta will continue Indefinitely. Thus when th remembered boom periods of 1919 and 192 at their height, few would believe th . of disaster. It has been the same In '•very boom as far back as the history of booms Tax-Favored Cities Get a Wallop. Albia Union-Republican—City property was given a boost of four million for tax purposes by the state board of assessment and review Tuesday. Fortunately for the unaffected ones, the boost applies to only a handful of Iowa cities. Those are presumably the ones in which valuations were low. Iowa Will Support the President. Spencer News-Herald—Democratic prospects never were better, but this is still 1931. Our guess is that when the ballots are counted a year from next November, Iowa will roll up the usual republican majority, in spite of dry weath- Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind!" -rl* C. D. o o o Sir Hubert Wilkins' reported purpose to sail under the north pole in a ship, that continues encountering considerable difficulty sailing on top of the ocean, let alone diving underneath It, is remindful of an incident that happened at Woodland park some years ago when the Interstate Live Stock fair was in its heyday and aviation still in the experimental sta.ge. Jimmie Ward and his airship were one of the feature attractions. Since his arrival in town, Mr. Ward had been unable to get his craft into the air. Disappointed but still curious spectators surrounded the stationary airship, and one of them called out: "Will it fly backwards, Mr. Ward?" o o o Clear the Track; Campaign Is On for Bigger, Better and More, Variegated Toot-Tooting. My dear Mr. Seat': Your ability to regulate affairs being what it is, I wonder if you would not undertake to do something about a matter that for me long has been a festering sore beneath the surface but of late has become a seething inferno of active agitation, causing me to see red out of one eye. I refer to movie train whistles. .No matter the size or the character of the locomotive of the train, the whistles are exactly alike—and more like a steamboat whistle than like a train whistle. I hope you can and will do something drastic about this.—Miss M. Fuszcatt. o o o No lowan has ever performed a greater service to his state than Fred White.—W. Earl Hall in Mason City Globe-Gazette. The reference, of course, is to Fred White, chief engineer for the.Iowa state highway commission. Probably Mr. Hall is too young to remember him, but Iowa had another Fred White r, grasshoppers, low prices, and everything Ise. The Times, Not Liquor, Is the Issue. Knoxville Express- (Pemocratic) — The . Ex- ress doesn't believe liquor is the issue. In our resent economic condition, America has greater roblems than how to get a drink. Unless we can ;et our minds away from something to drink, he democratic party might as well close up shop and save the expense of the 1932 campaign. Pay Your Bills. Don't Hold Up the Line. Esthervllle Vindicator & Republican—Reports are that collections are poor. That does not ound well. Strenuous efforts should be made to •neet bills. A holdback by one may mean a ilowing down all along the line, because many honest business man depend upon their collec- ions to pay what they owe. Honda ys. the Good Old Farm Mortgage. Knoxville Journal—For several years now it las been the custom of bank examiners to insist upon banks investing their surplus funds in good bonds rather than get them tied up in real istate mortgages. Recently, however, the banks lave been taking such severe losses on their bond holdings that they have gained a new respect for the security afforded toy a good farm mortgage. Now that .vacations, Fall buying trips, and other disturbing elements .to- the .placid 'conducting • of ' this column of comment, are over, w< may settle down to the serious bus! ness of criticising the talkies. The summer-'Output- has been rathe mediocre from the producers' stand point, which is natural enough. Af ter all, cool air refrigeration not withstanding, fall and winter are th natural theatre seasons, and i would be foolish to build big pic tures which might be out-of-date by the time they are shown. Thu swiftly does our old world move. A'complete rebooking of picture marks the last half of the month a the Call; it includes some of th outstanding pictures of the year, s far as publicity Is concerned. See< a book dealing with birth contro has been made into a successfu .talkie, and should merit serious con sideration. Common Law, a rathe old chestnut as far as plot is con corned is well acted even though th action seems rather improbable 1 the light of today events. Everyon agrees that Politics, with Mar; Dressier and Polly Moran is knock-out; we talked with severa folks in Chicago who saw the talk there and liked it. There are other good prospects in the line-up which we hesitate to discuss at, this time for fear someone will accuse us of impartial judgment. Tihe Midway has been changed to he west side of the grounds, and has a new lighting system, which ' 'the great "ulbs' 1 have for some-year a been featured monthly, in ^successful Farming, Des Moin<»f The'yearly subscription price'of. the magazine te dnJy 2Sc', and .the privilege of reading,,., Mr, Godfrey's serene philosophy. Is alone many times worth -the money, this Is Mr. •Qodfrey'S Atigus't contribution to the" magazine'. This same spirit less into every It Is a tho strong, °n at its host. just N A ill make I? look like hlte way." The east side of the grounds, Deween Floral hall and" the barns, as been reserved for machinery ex- iblts, which promise to be the argest In the history of the fair. All eadlng companies have made ap- llcatlon for space. In the post, or lack of room, some of the ma- hlnery exhibits had.-to go to the In- leld, but now air Of the exhibits will je together. , ,. . . • ;• ' TShe fair management -.reserves; an nnouncement 'of special Interest to patrons which It is hoped to release vithln a week or two. Arrangements are being consummated at his time. This will be something never seen at a previous fair. 208 ATTEND 0,*F, BOOSTER MEETING HELD AT TITONKA Two hundred and eight persons attended a'county Odd Fellow and *ebekah Booster meeting at Tlton- ca Tuesday evening. Grand Master L,. L. Liming, Des Molnes, gave a talk on Odd Fellowship, and A. A. Stubbs, superintendent of the Odd Fellows' homes at Mason City, also spoke. Local talent gave other numbers pn the, program. Lunch was served,'and dancing ended the meet- Ing. Attending from Algona were: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bruns, Mr..and Mrs. William Dehnert, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Herman, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Behrends, daughter Wilma, Mesdames C. C. Wright, C. Barton, Mark Moore, Henry Lund, E. Ellsworth, AV. E. Laird, W. H. Freeman, E. F. Greger, L. F. Jenkinson, Lloyd Pool, and B. P. Benson. 1 ATURE has given uB an annually .^recurring color scheme In her wild flowers. We start In with the spring flowers In delicate shades These grad- and become of lavender, and pink ually '.deepen In hue more brilliant ns the later varieties come Into bloom, and July finds us With multicolors. Probably this Is best; .expressed In the prairie flow-' ers, especially with the lilies and phlox. And, now In August the color plan . -to have- yellow In domination, and as fall comes . on that will be. Interspersed With the purple of :aete'rs'.^-It..ls a color picture of lit e j-ang'frjis, frdni 'the' delicacy of ''lh- '^ tn'rough the brilliancy of corn-ago based on fait,' If we let sup ou "; . and Its. ultl m , lto return t "*< tlon; If we lowwel "" 1 »o ap M Sling with about th If we forgot our and far-seeing God sunshine ami course for shadow us that win and women, u lcn ;V^ ^^J^^HoIn, pose of life, VACATION /„ •» ^St'S* I have failed on a -••-• "* youth -a)id\ on Into the purple and gold qt.'.fnat.uHty. yVUGUST. plowing la .'certainly . a *•» great .•••weedkiller.' Some argue aeainritMt ms a regular practice on the ground" that It uses up the nitrogen > in »th* soil too fast to leave the; land ^exposed to the sun and air so long without plants growing on It. jxlnitheory that- may be right but in practice one does not get the opportunity.: except In occasional years to plowJ^a field that early. Then, too, -if Hhere' is any moisture, volunteer plant*; and weeds, soon occupy, the space pretty well. The cleaning up .of ^the weeds would be worth some- 'sacrifice, anyway. . ' planned. summer, however, the ,.„„ ship of a man and a boy ono.,of our riches t' predate with corn other Job In the world" sarne advantage The man on a so and In METHODIST, C. V. Hulse, Pastor — Homecoming next Sunday: "And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God,"— Luke 13:29. We invite all friends to help us observe the spirit of the day. It will do you good to shake hands and exchange greetings: with old members or attendants. The forenoon program will have appro/ /t'S ¥ GAME. Into 'the house last •** sunliner''! was surprised, to .f^nd mother ;feftlng>8p;neil6kves;.'of -bread out .of, .the refrigerator preparatory to -baking them. Men are rpally quite'.as "curious as ,the women are, and I wondered why. It seems that a s'udden'dashing shower that morning had. Interrupted the regular process of bread baking, as some chlck^ ens ,and turkeys had to be rescued. This delayed the baking so much that -mother knew some of the loaves;, would be. too light before they could be 'baked, so had slipped them into the cold refrigerator to arrest their development. I have often felt that most of the ingenuity on .the farm was. expressed outside of the house, but as it looks now, If these farm women-have anything to work,.with, they can find as many uses ,for ,it as a boy with a jack knife. '.. , ,. v '"pHERE Is certainly a marked cur- JL Small Towns are Losing Banks, Newspapers [Bloomfield Democrat.] The merging of newspapers and banks continues from week to week and month to month. The pressure of economic law is bringing this condition about more and more each year. Start- ng 11 years ago, when not a single county seat town in Iowa had less than two newspapers, we have reached the place in this state, according to a recent report, where 67 of the county seat towns have either one newspaper or the newspapers are operated under a single management. During recent months the movement has been augmented by such consolidations or mergers of Interests: in Hampton, where a straight out consolidation was made by the Purcells; in Osceola, where John M. and P. T. Grimes now operate two newspapers from one office; in Eldora, where Moffet and Bahne consolidated two papers; and in the last fortnight at Osage and Waverly. At Osage, Hill and Bowman consolidated that city's two newspapers, and "at Waverly Grawe and Moeller will operate two newspapers on the basis of the Bloomfield. plan, as the method of operation is known throughout state journalistic circles. Newspapers operated on the so-called Bloomfield plan In Iowa now include those at Albia, Chariton, Osceola, Storm Lake, Humboldt, Jefferson, and Manchester. In these towns both newspapers in the town are weeklies, and are published, as here, on different days in the week. A number of other towns have the same plan in general effect, but publish a dally and a weekly from the same office. These towns include Clarlnda, Cherokee, Newton, Mt. Pleasant, and Fairfield. Many Iowa county seats now have but one newspaper. In the case of the larger towns the newspaper Is a daily, while in the smaller county seats it is a weekly. The same thing is happenjng to banks. In the not far distant future economic pressure will eliminate the village newspaper and*the village bank, and these services will be concentrated in the larger or county seat towns: While there may be regret because of this pro. cess of elimination of banks and newspapers, there is no doubt but that the, pubjlc will be better served with fewer and better newspapers and- with fewer and stronger banks. who made page one with considerable regularity in the more or less gay nineties. For years he was leader of the Iowa democracy. He served one term in congress and three times was the democratic nominee for governor. / ooo Mr. Gene Tunney recently appeared in talking pictures In a plea for physical training for the youth of the land. He read from manuscript, slurred' his r's and used many important sounding words. We can put the impression he made on us in no more eloquent or fitting language than A. F. A. put it when he said this same performance gave him a pain In the neck. Note 'by Old Bill: Aha! Now I know what put that "kink" between my shoulders which has ruined my backswing at golf, o o o • Innocents Abroad, or How a Struggling Young Cartoonist Earned His Passage. [H. S. M. In Des Moines Register.] Jay Darling drifted into a game of contract on his boat crossing the Atlantic en route to Russia. To his surprise, he was winner of $6,70 when the game ended. "Those opponents of ours must be amateurs when I win money," Ding said to his partner. A few minutes later the opponents introduced themselves. They were Mr. and Mrs. Ely Culbertson, the bridge experts. ooo Mount Etna was reported more active yesterday, and Governor Murray of Oklahoma also is in a state of eruption.—Jay House in Philadelphia-Public Ledger. In other words, .it is easier to shut off an oil well than it is to shut off the oil well shutteroff. ooo OUR OWN TWENTY YEAES AGO [Pills frpm J. W. C.'s Pill Box of August 12, 1911.] Every once In a while we bump into something that gives us a slight tltillation of satisfaction, and today's particular source of joy is a pamphlet on "The Value of Courtesy" the -I. C. R. R. has issued for the benefit of its employes —Itself a masterpiece in verbal courtesy, by the way—urging that customers who are supporting the road be treated like human beings. Here is one corporation at least with something like a soul—or at least a think tank. Chicago, 111., Aug. 11—Dear Pill Box: I am going to submit a question of large importance and one that has been giving me considerable concern -for some time. I trust you will givei me the absolute straight of it, weighing your answer carefully and acting with such deliberation as may be necessary for accuracy. The question is this: "Does Leonard Frank still eat ati JON OF INDIA, the first talkie * we have seen for over a week only emphasized the suspicion that -that and we have had for some time- times and conditions change that the day of the Valentino-type shiek is over and Ramon Navarro is passe. This impossible story gives him a final kick in the pants- it will take something rather unusual to bring the young man back to his seat of popularity. He is passable with a musical setting but as an elephant and jungie hunter, he is sadly out of place. The story is so silly and improbable that a review of it would be an Insult to the intelligence. Conrad Nagel, Marjorle Rambeau, Madge Evans and C. Aubrey Smith are the supporting- cast in this Intrigue of India with its scoundrels, Its fistic encounters, its noise and rabble, its secret doors and ' hidden vaults. They fail to save the wobbling wreck from its final destruction. Son of India will slip tiack into limbo gracefully but 'we fear it will take out idol, Ramon, with it what will the dear ladles do wltho-ul this handsome, dark haired, dretrniy] eyed sheik to open their doors tc the Land of Romance? Mary Kaln Returns. Mary Kaln, who has made home at Los Angeles, Calif., hoi .foi som'e years, arrived Saturday- anc will remain. She is a rcgisteret nurse and is a sister of R. E. am Thos. Kain. features. There will be a dinner at the Ambrose A. priate picnic state park. Bring your basket, .lishes, and silver. Coffee will be' provided. Come to the church in time for Sunday school, which convenes at 9:45. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society is meet- ng this afternoon with Mrs. Henry Weber, and the annual mite-box open-ing will be a feature. FIRST LUTHERAN, C. E. Ol»son, Pastor — The Dorcas society will meet tomorrow at 2:30 at Luther hall; Mrs. D. G. Brundage and Mrs. Jens Chrlstensen, hostesses. Services Sunday evening at 8. At Bancroft: The Aid will meet this afternoon at 2:30 and the Luther League tonight at, 8 p. m. at Mrs. James Nyman's. Morning worship next Sunday at 10:30. TBINJTY, P. J. llraner, Pastor- Next Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a. m.; English preaching service, 10. The Aid will meet next week Thursday with Mrs. Hackbarth; the Sunday school teachers' tomorrow evening at 8. The Y. P. S. will have a social gathering next Monday at the.stata.park. ,.,,. ; ,.,.. BAPTIST, F. H. Webster, Pas-, tor—Regular seryic'eg' next Sunday morning..-. UnlonM .evening services at' this^chfcrch, fthet Rev. F. 'J. Clark, preacher. "• L f " "tajlmerit in farm incomes be.- cause,'of lo>v prices, I do not recall a time since I was old enough to have a; share in the responsibility of the farm pocketbook when so ,:llttle cash ^ was left on the farm In the process of marketing. There 'is more strict economy today in the spending of the farm income than has -existed for years. It Is not a matter 'of choice, either; it is neces- ' ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' sary. , , . .' cases, discouragement Is adding, to the burden that these low priceis' bring. One neighbor declares that'lhe'.w'ill no longer milk cows if he. can .get no reasonable price f or . h .te. &u $erf at I am wondering what enterprise, he" will find that is not In the ' same 'difficulty. 'Another feels that t there. is no use trying to keep gs h thrifty; as 'pork prices will time to play with his nled the greater privfctf^ ng with the lad. The secret^ three Rs may occupy much .?« months of a hoy's life but „ other three he stores a knowledge of real life If , are any criterion. I am really nshamea 'of sometimes at the shortness answers when I am ao bun both hand and mind and am fo with a stream of questions, it t as if this great thirst for 1 Is most likely to appear jt you are exasperated with u such as trying to line a hole™J a bolt or some similar taskthij mands at least three hands f«JJ cess, I am ashamed because ll not like to show him'the petiy' of myself. In all my comradeship I like to win my boy with the qualities I would win any. friendship. A respect due to j enthood is not enough, 11 spect from that lad that Is baW| the things he sees in me as hei! ows me from day to day. ROBERT mm i BE BURIED 10 Funeral services for R Murray will be held this at the Presbyterian church at I: the Rev. J. L. Coleman Mr. Murray, who died heart trouble, had been sick t short time. Mr. Murray, who was bonv-l Moffatt, Scotland, June 27,1 61 years of age. The family i to America in 1880 and came Algona 51 years ago. The was a stonemason here'maiiyt : Mr. Murray had worked forTl| Milwaukee railroad here as service man near the depot for i than 30 years. He attended till cal public schools as a -boy, andjf married to .Bertha Lavold Mill 1911. No children were tail j them. Two brothers and Mrs, survive. The brothers are 1 who with his wife will arrive_t from Tacoma, and Jama Spring Lake, Minn, A sister j died ten years ago. Buriall" made in Rlverview cemetery. BEE SUPPLIES A full line of Bee Supplies. Get them of G. -E." Van Dorston, having moved to north end of N. Minnesota street, which is first street east of paved street leading to Hurt. his own cafe?" Dave Beehler. ooo Henry L. Doherty gave a coming-out party for his daughter in Washington, D. C., and the cost was reported to be $100,000. Mr. Doherty is about to discover that running a dally newspaper can be even more expensive than giving a coming out party. ! o p o Haircuts That Have Made Page 1 Samson's Trimming at the Hands of Delilah and Mrs. Coolidge's Bob. .0 o o If Andrew Mellon is to go down into history as the greatest secretary of the treasury since Alexander Hamilton, The'Rear Seat nominates Pat Hurley as the handsomest secretary of war since Henry Knox. ooo 0<ir "Vocabulary* Watch It Gr9wl An atheist * « * fairly screamed hto CHOP-r LOGIC defiance at Christianity, although he had not a single auditor,-rO. p. Melntyre. choplogic—contentious or captious argumentation. .- , ' ' poo Though wealth may not bring happiness Or freedom, from life's ills, Xt IS convenient to possess ' Enough to pay one's Plate and Non-Shatter Glass- :;o^.v;., : '- ifEW' : LOW.PRICE FqriTand Chevrolet door glass Installed, $2 and J2, The lower price applies to other makes of can . Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. ^ JOEGREENBERG The 'Depe ! ; offers you one green cup and saucer or one ; ; plate FREE with one pound of "HALCO" cof EXTEA SPECIAL ATTRACTION Thursday and Friday, August 13-14 DOEOTHY HAG KAIL CONEAB NAGEL H. B. WABNEB in "THE BECKLE88 HOUE" s She said "no" to all men because she had said ''yea" to the wrong man. Men were like moments in her life —and she was very young! Dramatic hit 10,00.0 womeiw that has thrilled Saturday, August 16. Extra Special Attraction I EDDIE BOWLING lo "HONEYMOON LANE" Open All Afternoon and Up to Midnight. You remember Eddie Powling "The Rainbow Man.'" Qet ready to be happy. Sunday and Monday, August W-17 You nave been waiting fpr thja wonderful enow. BOLES GENEVIEVB T08H? WILSON Prom the Charles G, Norrls novel, Can a perfect mother be a per- *ect wife? IT'S LIFE ITSELF. A challenge to women in love! 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock matinees 10-SOc. 6-7-9 o'clock shows, regular admission. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 18-19-20. Matinees Tuesday and Thurs., 2:i u Algona will stand spellbound before this secret woman of a ereat man's life! 6 • Noted for her beauty. The love of one roan ruled her life! CONSTANCE BENNETT in her greatest triumph "THE COMMON LAW" —With-7 JOEL McCEEA and MBW COB* 38 cents FRIDAY, AUQUST 81 LOEETTA YOUNG «TOO pair actually W§;,have adopted a new Style label and our ?<MINDORA" coffee, "Mindora" is the, pound every day, To close out our packages take A green glass mining bowl FREE with each J pound can Criscq, We sell CriscP respectively, brands of groceries, " "Baby Stuart" are w?Ji known for -SWls always the •',*"V- ' We have cheaper ones We wpujd Jfte te buy, MORE

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